Vauxhall Astra Ultimate 1.6 Turbo plug-in hybrid

Vauxhall astra Diesel Car

The recent all-too-brief stint of warmer weather has given our Astra a bit of a break, as it’s been sharing work and family duties with my 32-year-old VW Polo. There’s something quite grounding about reconnecting with mainstream motoring as it was not so long ago because, regardless of whether classics are a preference, a well […]

Vauxhall Astra GS Line 1.5 Turbo D Automatic

Diesel & Eco Car Diesel Car

Report 2 Back at the turn of the Millennium, a good friend of mine had a Mk2 Astra as his first car. I remember it for two things; the 1.6-litre engine’s respectable turn of speed, and the lengths he went to modernising its audio setup. Our lunchtime drive-thru soundtrack came courtesy of tinny 1980s speakers […]

Vauxhall Grandland Ultimate 1.5 Turbo D Automatic

REPORT 3 Vauxhall’s are everywhere. And yes, I know you start noticing or spotting cars wearing the same badge as yours, but this is next level. There’s literally a Vauxhall at every turn – of all eras too – and I’m amazed at the variety proudly wearing the griffin badge, from fresh out of the […]

Vauxhall Grandland Ultimate 1.5 Turbo D Automatic

This is the new, refreshed Vauxhall Grandland. It looks much improved over its predecessor, doesn’t it? Looks, design – call it what you will – are of course subjective, but in this specification and two-tone colour combination, you’ll be a pretty strong glass-half-empty kind of soul to think otherwise. For a mid-life refresh, there’s a […]

Vauxhall Mokka-e SRi Nav Premium

Ninth Report Whirring inexorably towards ten thousand miles, I am feeling like a bit of an old hand. Much to the embarrassment of adolescent family members, this is best shown whenever we visit a public charge point, where some newcomer to the electric vehicle world will inevitably roll up and stare in paralysed bafflement at […]

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